# Finding Initial Velocity from Rate, Distance, and Time

bhoover05
Hi guys! We started integral word problems today. I am very confused and could use some help with the following;

A particle is moving along a straight line accelerating at a constant rate of 5 m/s^2. Find the initial velocity if the particle moves 60m in the first 4 seconds.

Now, I have been able to do problems similar to these in the past, however without having an equation to start off with, I am confused to where I even begin.
t=4s
distance=60m
accelerating= 5 m/s^2
initial velocity=?

Can you start by writing an equation that expresses the velocity as a function of t? Call the initial velocity $v_0$ for now, since you don't know its value.